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Pauline Fawkner Marriage Celebrant

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OVERVIEW

I am a modern and creative Sydney Marriage Celebrant who will ensure the ceremony part of your day runs smoothly

Whether you are looking for a short, simple or more traditional marriage ceremony, I can accommodate a your needs.

I will arrive at the venue in a timely fashion well dressed and groomed to fit your wedding style and with many contacts in the wedding industry I can give you recommendations for other professional wedding suppliers

*Many years experience as a full time professional and celebrant
*A natural and modern approach to ceremonies 
*I have conducted ceremonies for different cultures and am happy to incorporate cultural rituals if desired
*Personalised, warm and memorable ceremonies

I can assist you in planning your special day if you need any guidance, and will be there to make sure it runs smoothly no matter what situation may arise.

About

I am a lover of weddings, good food, good wine and travel. Happiest when i have my family around.

Ms Pauline Fawkner

Owner


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Location

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FAQ

  1. Australian law prohibits persons under the age of 18 to marry without permission from a judge.
  2. A Notice of Intended Marriage (NIM) form must be submitted to the Celebrant a minimum of one month prior to the wedding. The NIM form will remain active for 18 calendar months from the date of submission – this form can be downloaded here. Couples should make an appointment with a Celebrant to get the form lodged and signatures witnessed. Please note that good professional celebrants get booked out as much as 12 months ahead.
  3. The following documents must be shown to the Celebrant:-
    A Birth Certificate or Passport If you provide only a birth certificate then a driver’s licence must also be shown.
  4. If either of you have been previously married, you must show evidence of how the marriage terminated – eg /Divorce Paper or Death Certificate of a previous Spouse.
  5. The law requires two witnesses aged 18 years or over must be present at the ceremony.

By all means. It is your ceremony and I will ensure that the ceremony reflects you as a couple. Marriage is a serious undertaking and not to be regarded lightly. As a celebrant, I ensure that this aspect is conveyed during the ceremony. However, it is still your personal ceremony and I work with you to develop your ceremony the way you wish it to be. This is very important to me.

As your celebrant I can give you choices to help you design a wedding that is truly yours to celebrate your special day. If you wish to write your own vows, please do so. There is nothing to memorise – you can read your vows from my ceremony folder on the day.

I can help you to include special poetry, music or readings and other rituals to ensure you are perfectly happy with the final ceremony. I am an excellent resource for other professional wedding suppliers and happy to recommend to you.

This is one of the first questions couples ask. Your chosen ceremony is personal and it should reflect your own views. The required length of the ceremony is also a personal choice, however, too short a ceremony is not a good idea. An average ceremony will last approximately 15 – 20 minutes. When working out your timing for the day, please allow ½ hour.

An alternative venue is necessary with any outdoor locations and should be at the same time.

Music before and after your ceremony is entirely your choice, as are arrangements for photos, videos, candles, flowers, etc. However, music during the actual ceremony is not appropriate but if you do wish to have it, then it is suggested the volume is turned to very low so as not to detract from the ceremony words……..or we could incorporate a tune into they ceremony by introducing it and listening.

If you are having an outdoor wedding then you will need to provide a table and chair for the signing. For small weddings I can provide a portable lectern. Some couples opt to utilize a nearby bench if available.

As a professional celebrant I often have more than one ceremony on the same day, however, I will allow for mishaps with time and travel. I like to arrive at least 20 minutes before starting time to set up the equipment and meet the family. I am usually at the venue 30 minutes prior to the starting time of the ceremony.

Offshore weddings require you to make arrangements to pick up the celebrant from the allocated wharf and drop her promptly back after the ceremony. Cost of water taxis will be borne by the couple.

A Lodgement/Booking Fee is paid at the first meeting when you lodge the Notice of Intended Marriage. The balance of the Celebrant’s fee is generally at our final meeting prior to the wedding. Fees are never taken on the wedding day. All this will be covered under a Terms of Agreement which we will explain to you at the first meeting.

I have an excellent state-of-the-art, non-intrusive cordless PA system. This also has the ability to play recorded music, which you should bring on your phone, etc.

A rehearsal for a civil ceremony is not strictly necessary but a general run-through with just the bride & groom and the celebrant is a good idea, and we can do this about a week or two before the wedding day at the celebrant’s home. If you wish to have an on-site rehearsal then a fee is applied.

The service you pay for is a professional service – and as a professional celebrant, I do not expect to stay after officiating at your ceremony. However, time permitting, I will be happy to join you in a toast before departing.


3 reviews 5 Write a Review

March 2022

Pauline was the perfect fit for us. She is very friendly, very organised and so supportive every step of the way. She made getting married so easy. Plans changed and conditions were made difficult leading up to our special day and Pauline was calm, creative, adaptable and easy going and put our minds at ease throughout. We had a perfect day and Pauline was the perfect celebrant. She is one in a million! Thank you Pauline xx

Alison G.

July 2021

Pauline is very nice, patient and professional. She made our wedding ceremony unique and personal by acknowledging our family and friends, emphasizing our love story. Pauline is confident- her delivery and tone of voice made our wedding heartwarming with full of emotions and contagious happiness. ❤️

Famela M.

Pauline Fawkner Marriage Celebrant

Hi Famela. It was such a pleasure for me to conduct your wedding after you had attended some other ceremonies I had conducted for your friends. All the best and I hope to see you at another wedding in the not too distant future.

April 2021

From the start to the end, Pauline made the process so easy and stress free, especially during COVID. Her professionalism and her kindness helped made our wedding as special as we imagined. Thank you so much !! I would highly recommend Pauline.

Anna M.

Pauline Fawkner Marriage Celebrant

Thanks Anna. What a gorgeous day you had for your wedding. The pleasure was all mine.


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do you think celebrants would be up for flying to officiate a destination wedding?

would i have to pay for their flights accommodation food etc

Pauline Fawkner Marriage Celebrant

Absolutely!  What is not to love about that?  Of course the cost of the travel would be at the couple's expense.

can i ask my celebrant to mention marriage equality during the ceremony?

I'm still looking for one- but this is really important to me

Pauline Fawkner Marriage Celebrant

Most definitely!  And why not if that is what you believe (like the majority of Australians).  We are of course obliged to say the legal words (The Monitum) but I have for many years offered all my couples some ideas on how we can express their beliefs.  After all, the ceremony should reflect you and your partner.

Hopefully the laws will be changed very soon to eliminate the need to differentiate.

who walks me down the aisle if my dad is no longer with us?

Pauline Fawkner Marriage Celebrant

Absolutely anyone can walk you down the aisle - or you can walk on your own.  The thing to remember is the only thing you HAVE to do at your wedding ceremony is say the legal words.  Everything else is up to you!  A good celebrant will supply you with many options and suggestions.

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